I started TASKE (Toghether Acquiring Strength Knowledge & Excellence) a few months before the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA. I had the absolute pleasure of being a volunteer for the Games. Not only was I off work for 2 glorious weeks, but I also was paid my full salary. I met people from all over the world and that experience was probably the best 2 weeks of my life (with the exception of the first two weeks of my son and daughters' lives).

During the Olympic tryouts, while brainstorming with a couple friends, I wanted to start an investment club. However, in order to hand-select a core group, the people that I wanted to do business with were people of high character that I'd known for several years. I selected 3 people from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area; 3 from Atlanta; and 3 from the San Francisco Bay Area. These were people that I either grew up with or were former co-workers. As fate would have it, as I started to round the group in shape, my divorce and custody battle came to the forefront. My legal entanglement went on for one year. The honorable judge Robin Nash awarded me full custody of my then 3-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son (they are now 24 and 25).

Well, the year away from trying to create an investment club, led to it's demise before it even got started. But I kept the name for myself because I felt it would serve as an affirmation, and 24 years later, I have found a trememdous amount of strength in being the founder of TASKEINC... because when you're working with like-minded, high-character individuals, one can accomplish so much more than if you're working alone.

Join Our Book Club

Enter name, email address, and one book of the metaphysical genre.

TASKE's book club is about sharing works in the metaphysical / spiritual / non-religious genre. Preferably non-fiction, but some fiction is OK.

We want to share insights, revelations, and whatever you care to share after we have read a particular book suggested by one or more of our book club members.

Essays in Esoteric Erudition Volumes I and II



Essays in Esoteric Erudition is a compilation of 100+ articles written over the last 15 years. The dissertations pertain to years of research, study and life experiences related to astronomy, cosmology, religion, social commentary, and political debate. 

B. E. Shaw Sr., aka taskeinc, has a Behavioral Science Degree from National Louis University. 

The author's objective is to disprove primitive sacrosanct myths and cultural stereotyping toward minorities, specifically African Americans. Archaic allegories, superstitions, Episcopal and global nepotism, keep all races divided, benighted, and in the dark. The articles included are based on the desire to find the truth. If one consistently performs independent research, the accuracy of taskeinc's literary compositions will become evident. Shaw Sr.'s themes broach unpopular topics, which creates impartial and constructive debate. 

"TASKE's articles are intimidating, brutally honest, bold, defiant and most are shockingly brilliant." 

~ Mistymistyrose, Associate Article Writer

Book Club

TASKE is starting an online book club. The genre will be primarily metaphysical, spiritual, fiction and non-fiction books. If you're interested in joining our online book club, feel free to sign up by clicking the box below. This will send me an email. There will be no spam or bulk emails sent. This book club is all about sharing knowledge. TASKE = Together Acquiring Strength Knowledge & Excellence.

Essays in Esoteric Erudition II - eBook

Recommended reading

Thy Son Liveth

Essays in Esoteric Erudition Vol II

Essays in Esoteric Erudition Vol II

Grace Duffie Boylan (1861–1935) was an American writer who wrote "Thy Son Liveth: Messages From A Soldier To His Mother" It is her account of what her son communicated to her about death using morse code and automatic writing after his death on the battlefield in France during World War I. This book served as the basis for his movie A Rumor of Angels (2001), starring Vanessa Redgrave.

Review: This is a true story about a mother that teaches her young son morse code. He loves this method of communication. He becomes a man and goes to war and specializes in morse code. He is killed in battle... communicates that to his mother after the fact. He instructs her to write a book with the messages of hope to ease the pain of families that have lost loved ones. He tells of what he now does with his time... to assist transitioning souls. This is a quick read and it's central message is clear. Our loved ones are not gone. They are here and we don't need hocus pocus to speak to them. 

Paperback $4.99

Essays in Esoteric Erudition Vol II

Essays in Esoteric Erudition Vol II

Essays in Esoteric Erudition Vol II

Volume II of Essays in Esoteric Erudition, like Volume I, is a compilation of essays written over the past 10 years related to metaphysics, race in America, politics, physical death, pre-Christian literature, along with a critique of organized religion. The author is not an Atheist but doesn't subscribe to the biblical depiction of God.

If you're a reader who is unfamiliar with metaphysical concepts, you will probably not like this book. The author's expertise regarding the subject of the essays comes from over 40 years of research, reading, writing, and life experiences. Our trials and tribulations provide a blueprint for us to follow.

Our success or lack thereof is predicated on how well we adapt to the challenges we face and what we learn from our missteps. Whether we believe it or not, we chose to come into this space, this dimension, for the purposes of growth, for the maturation of the soul. Therefore, it is not in our best interest to cling to the role of the victim. Every chance we get, it is important to live, laugh, and love. Accept whatever challenge you face head-on, with humility, dignity, and the awareness that all is well in the bigger picture, aka, the spiritual realm.

As a kid, there was a sense of knowing that this life was not as tough as religion made it out to be. Having been raised in the Christian faith by fundamentalist parents, it was something inside that told me that the regimented practices needed to avoid eternal hell-fire and brimstone, just didn't sit well, didn't resonate with my soul, and was not logical. Therefore, at the age of 15, I began to read voraciously, to get an understanding of what appeared to be the predominant theme of the life I'd come into, and that was religion.

Paperback $14.99

Destiny of Souls

Essays in Esoteric Erudition Vol II

Destiny of Souls

A pioneer in uncovering the secrets of life, internationally recognized spiritual hypnotherapist Dr. Michael Newton takes you once again into the heart of the spirit world. His groundbreaking research was first published in the bestselling Journey of Souls, the definitive study on the afterlife. Now, in Destiny of Souls, the saga continues with 70 case histories of real people who were regressed into their lives between lives. Dr. Newton answers the requests of the thousands of readers of the first book who wanted more details about various aspects of life on the other side. Destiny of Souls is also designed for the enjoyment of first-time readers who haven't read Journey of Souls.

Kindle $11.99